[arch-general] My end-user $0.02 on /etc/rc.conf splitting.

Denis A. Altoé Falqueto denisfalqueto at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 11:54:56 EDT 2012

On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 11:59 AM, Christoph Vigano <mail at cvigano.de> wrote:
> Am 7/24/2012 4:51 PM, schrieb Mantas Mikulėnas:
>> On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 5:07 PM, Heiko Baums <lists at baums-on-web.de>
>> wrote:
>>> Yes, I don't like those Windoze like ini files of systemd, too.
>> I honestly don't know if this is serious. What is the difference
>> between a "key=value" rc.conf and a "key=value" ini file of systemd?
> I think he refers to those sections: [Unit], [Service], [Install] and
> whatnot, I have not explored all of those yet.
> But, those are not Windows-like INI-Files. Those files are meant to be
> following some XDG Desktop File Descripton Standard Whose Name I Not Now
> (tm), making them easy parseable by existing libraries and programs that
> implement this standard.
> They are not enforced to be following this standard (show itself if you have
> a type=forking .service and define multiple ExecStartPost sections for
> instance), but are encouraged to be.
> It's all in the documentation ;)
> But yes, in the end all of those are key=value pairs.

Just like our holy pacman.conf...

A: Because it obfuscates the reading.
Q: Why is top posting so bad?
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Denis A. Altoe Falqueto
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